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IN this study of "white collar crime" Professor Sutherland carries forward
his researches into that rich, but largely unexplored, field-violation of law
in the American business community. Professor Sutherland, as in his previous
work, defines "white collar crime" as "crime committed by a person of
respectability and high social status in the course of his occupation." Within
this category he includes not only violations of law punishable by criminal
process but also violations subject to other forms of restraint, including statutory
injunction, cease and desist orders, civil damages, forfeiture and the like.
Although increasing attention has been given to white collar crime in the past
few years, largely due to the efforts of Professor Sutherland himself, this is
the first systematic inquiry into that vital area of criminal law.
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